Viaducto de la polvorilla, San Antonio de los Cobres

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One of the highest viaducts in the world and a highlight of the "Train to the Clouds" rail tour, Viaducto de la polvorilla stretches across the valley at 223 m (732 ft) long, reaching a maximum height of 63 m (207 ft). The bridge's dark grey steel stands out against the rocky desert foreground. Several triangle shaped columns support the bridge, filled with support beams in a web like pattern. The bridge is not exclusive to the train tour-- hiking along the Toro River through the mountains provides a more adventurous route. Using our international travel planner, San Antonio de los Cobres attractions like Viaducto de la polvorilla can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • If you are in Salta you definitely should take the Tren A Las Nubes from San Antonio de los Cobres. It's a short ride that lasts for around 2 hours (roundtrip) but you will get to see some breathtakin...  more »
  • But it's not worth! The directions of Salta and Santa Rosa de Tastil is interesting. The rest is lost time! Visited the ruins in Santa Rosa do and drive back!
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  • Very good walk to admire the effort of their construction, can be run from down by car and there is a right under with old photos interpretation centre
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  • A long long road to see this wonderful viaduc in marvellous landscape!
  • Vistas impresionantes!
  • Beautiful, shocking, impressive. I could say thousands of adjectives, but it would be short...! This is the place that cannot be know of my beloved Argentina...! ALL EXCELLENT, (bus-train-bus)... My congratulations.
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  • Photo - nov. 2014 feel free to visit the site of the viaduct which is located at 4 200 m... The road from Salta is chaotic, take a break in San Antonio de los Cobres.
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  • Incredible. A unique place. To 14kms from the train station of San Antonio de los Cobres, by gravel road from mountain with many saw, very slow movement.
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